Pandemis cinnamomeana

Alternative names
White-faced Twist

Wingspan 18 to 24 mm. It can resemble Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix but there are subtle differences. Males in particular have a whitish forehead.

Identification difficulty

In deciduous woodland.

When to see it

Adults can be found on the wing from Late June through July.

Life History

The larvae feed on the leaves of a range of deciduous trees during May and June.

UK Status

A species which occurs mainly in England and Wales. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map